Markfield Natural Burial Ground in Markfield, Leicestershire, offers green burials for families who are looking to arrange a green funeral in an idyllic rural setting.
The nature reserve and woodland burial site is a beautiful location and serves the local community in Leicestershire and the surrounding counties.
With a diverse collection of native trees including poplar, field maple, oak, sweet cherry, holly, crab apple, privet and alder, the site also attracts many different species of birds, insects and small mammals, which add to the beauty of the natural environment.
Families are free to organise any kind of service or celebration, be it a private ceremony, a traditional burial or a burial without ceremony.
It is not necessary to have a minister or member of the clergy lead the funeral. Some families prefer a Humanist celebrant, while others want it to be led by close family or friends.
Every grave is marked by a native tree or woodland wildflower which is local to the area.
However, people who prefer a more formal marker can erect an engraved granite plaque which can be purchased from the graveyard.
Coffins, shrouds and urns are required to be made from renewable, natural materials — wool, willow, cardboard, linen and cotton are all acceptable. Personal belongings may be buried along with the person as long as they are biodegradable.
The staff at Markfield are happy to offer caring support and advice to help you plan all aspects of the funeral.
Get in touch with the team to arrange an appointment to view the premises, purchase a plot or to discuss green funeral arrangements.